Updates from the mods!1. Taken list update
For grouped-together series like Persona, Final Fantasy, MCU, Star Wars, and so on, we've added a sub-section to the OU to identify which specific one they're from. It looks like this:GAME SERIES NAME
Character Name | Alias (username)
OU (VI: The Mighty Subseries) | PLAYED BY PLAYER
That said, because it wasn't previously on the Taken List, please check your character's entry if you fall under the multi-series category and verify that your character's taken list entry is correct. If it is not, please comment the taken list with the adjustments. Thank you!2. The Photobucket Nightmare
So I'm sure some of you have noticed by now that a lot of the images were hosted on Photobucket. With their new policies, you can only direct link if you're a paid member. Which is stupid because what would be the point of uploading it to photobucket in that case when legit everywhere else is free? But I digress- no photobucket rants here, I'll stop. We've re-uploaded the main ones, but you'll still see the error if you look back at older posts because we're not going through the entire history of the game to update image links for newspapers and so on. Sorry guys.3. Please stop messaging the mods if things aren't done immediately.
The following was added to all comm profiles and the taken page:
"Out of respect to the moderators' schedules, please only message moderators about unresponded to tasks if the time since your original request has been submitted for a week or longer. Thank you."
The exception to this would be urgent event questions, which have their own special question areas that allow moderators to check in more frequently. Because events have set times, if a moderator hasn't responded to a question that's located within the designated question area within 2-3 days please feel free to contact us about it. Don't ask the mod plurk questions ever, we only log in to post things on it and 2/3 mods don't get emails for private plurks.
The moderators all have a lot on their plate IRL, from jobs to family matters and other responsibilities. We do not have time to process tasks the second that they go through. We love your enthusiasm and are happy you have it, but please exercise patience. We're only human, and the game is designed to accommodate a slower play-style due to many of our players having busy lives so you aren't going to fall too behind if it takes us 4 days to do something. We really would appreciate it, thank you.4. FAQ addition: Project Ways / Ways Points.
It was mentioned in the newspaper in game, but in order to make sure that players are aware it's an up-and-running function now that reduces IC travel times, we're adding it to the FAQ. Please read the entry here
if you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about.5. Discord
Still sussing out details, word on this soon. Hang with us. If you have an opinion you'd like to include, head on over to this post
to do so. We're still checking! We will keep the poll open until 7/21 so please be sure to vote by then.6. Rumor mill brainstorming
Hello everyone, it looks like there's been a lot of interest in starting up a rumor mill in Genessia. We'd like your ideas on how to do it. The current ideas are:
-Randomly post on plurk/discord as a "bonus" so we're not flooding the IC comm all the time. (People likely won't see it if it's a pinned post so we don't wanna do that.)
-2-3 characters picked via RNG from the taken list each week.
-Rumors may or may not be relevant but will not reveal devastating personal information. Your character's deepest darkest secret isn't going to be revealed because of a fun gossip thing.
-If the rumor is NSFW in nature it will be phrased implicitly. No rumors may contain explicit content.
-If mods miss a week, same topics are repeated for the next week? They're just that hot of news, goodness.
None of these are set in stone, so if you're against one of them, let us know. Have more ideas? Let us know! Comment right here
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and a mod will get back to you as soon as possible.